Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you absolutely must pack in your wedding bag.
These carefully selected items will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too.
PRO TIP: Extra wedding-day essentials like makeup, a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. can be kept in a large tote bag like this or a bride themed one and stored in your bridal suite.
How cute is this?!
What would YOU pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our list…
What to Pack in Your Wedding Bag
Before we get started, the first obvious thing you’ll need is an elegant bag or clutch. Here are a few we’re head-over-heels about from Cloe Noel:
Love feathers? Here’s a new ostrich feather bridal clutch by ANGEE W.
And this photo lined clutch is one of the hottest trends of the year. What a beautiful keepsake!
Wait til you see these pretty clutch purses by Eclu, too. You’ll be able to use it long after the wedding day!
(P.S. See more wedding bags here!)
Now that you have one, here’s what you need.
Wedding Bag Things to Pack
When you find the perfect wedding bag, be sure to fill it with these items. Besides the obvious things — i.e. your driver’s license / I.D., a little cash, and your phone — here’s what to pack in your wedding bag:
1. Pocket Mirror
You won’t have to ask your MOH if you have something in your teeth, if your mascara is running, or your lipstick is smudged if you carry a compact mirror. Want a personalized one? We spotted this at The Monogram Line. So cute!
Or these by ModParty:
If you use your mirror and do have something in your teeth, you can at least fix the situation with some floss. If you already have a pack of floss or small flossers at home, this one’s free. Just toss one or two in your wedding bag.
3. Bobby Pins
Bring a pack of bobby pins and your style will stay perfect all night. No matter how many hair pins your hairstylist puts in your hair, chances are there will be one flyway or at some point you’ll need just a few more pins to keep your ‘do in place. I love these in particular because they don’t slip. Worrying about your up-do falling out of place is a thing of the past!
4. Tissues (or Handkerchief)
Allergies? Tears of joy? Mascara before it runs? Cold? Prepare with a pack of travel tissues at a local dollar store – or just grab a few from home (free!) and fold them. You can also carry a handkerchief, like this one spotted at Larkspur and Linen.
In addition, these handkerchiefs by Canyon Embroidery make a beautiful gift for the bride on her wedding day. It has your new monogram on it in any color embroidery thread of your choice. Go for blue as your “something blue“!
5. Spot Remover + Makeup Remover
Spill wine on your dress? Coffee? Lipstick smudge? Mascara? Arm yourself with one of these and prevent that stain from sticking around.
Speaking of spot remover, you know that mascara that starts to run when you’re crying tears of joy? Make sure it is cleaned right up with these travel-sized makeup remover wipes. They fit right in your bag! I love this kind because it takes off even the toughest waterproof mascara. (Yay!)
You’ll kiss, sip, talk, and smile all night long. Keep those lips looking their best! Be sure to bring along your favorite lipstick. This one is called ‘Gentlemen Prefer Pink‘ by Revlon. It’s a beautiful shade (like a dewy rose).
7. Aspirin (or Pain Medication of Your Choice)
Don’t let a headache ruin your day. Bring along aspirin or other preferred medication in a convenient travel-sized pouch or carry it in a small pill box.
This one, below, tackles both #1 and #7 on the list: a mirror and pill box in one! We spotted it at Kelly’s Magnets:
If you have extra room… and definitely put these in your tote bag if you don’t…
8. Foldable Flats
Flip flops won’t fit in a regular clutch, but these fold right up. At the end of the night, you can slip these on for the drive home to keep those feet happy. (Most of all, if your heels break or you get blisters, you’ll have a backup plan.)
If you prefer, toss a pair of flip flops you already own in a tote bag hidden under the head table.
For super-cute flats that roll up into their own pouch (how cool is that?!) try Cinderollies.
I’m loving these “something blue” flip flops from here!
And as mentioned earlier, you can put any additional things you’ll want on the wedding day that won’t fit in your clutch inside a tote bag instead. These tote bags are from Everly Grayce and make great bridesmaid gifts for your girls, too.
What will YOU pack in your wedding bag?
Tell us in the comments section below!
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